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2014 college football rankings, Week 4: The composite Top 25

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Combining four big college football top 25 rankings in one place, for your convenience.

The bulk of college football's non-conference play is just about over, and the rankings will start to get just a bit clearer by the week. Four ranked teams lost in Week 3 (last week's composite No. 4 Georgia, No. 9 USC, No. 17 Virginia Tech, and No. 20 Louisville), hence the major shakeups this time around.

The four big rankings are out -- the two human polls and two long-running computer standings -- and we've combined them into one. See below for notes on these rankings:

Composite Average AP Coaches F/+ Sagarin
1 Oregon 2 1 Florida State Florida State Florida State Oregon
2 Alabama 2.5 2 Oregon Alabama Oregon Alabama
2 Florida State 2.5 3 Alabama Oregon Alabama Oklahoma
4 Oklahoma 4 4 Oklahoma Oklahoma Stanford Texas A&M
5 Auburn 5.5 5 Auburn Auburn Oklahoma Auburn
6 Texas A&M 6.5 6 Texas A&M Baylor Ole Miss Georgia
7 Baylor 8.75 7 Baylor Texas A&M Auburn Florida State
7 LSU 8.75 8 LSU LSU Michigan State Michigan State
9 Michigan State 9.5 9 Notre Dame Notre Dame Texas A&M LSU
10 Ole Miss 10.75 10 Ole Miss UCLA LSU Wisconsin
11 Notre Dame 11.25 11 Michigan State Michigan State Baylor Baylor
12 Georgia 11.5 12 UCLA Ole Miss Missouri Notre Dame
13 Stanford 13.75 13 Georgia Arizona State Georgia UCLA
14 Louisville 16 14 South Carolina Georgia Oklahoma State Kansas State
15 UCLA 16.25 15 Arizona State Stanford Notre Dame Ole Miss
15 South Carolina 16.25 16 Stanford South Carolina Louisville South Carolina
17 Arizona State 16.66666667 17 USC Wisconsin Mississippi State Clemson
18 Wisconsin 17.25 18 Missouri Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State
19 Missouri 18.25 19 Wisconsin Missouri South Carolina USC
20 Ohio State 19.25 20 Kansas State Kansas State USC Stanford
20 USC 19.25 21 BYU USC Clemson Florida
22 Kansas State 20 22 Clemson Nebraska Arizona State Cincinnati
23 Clemson 21 23 Ohio State BYU Wisconsin Oklahoma State
24 Oklahoma State 22.5 24 Nebraska Clemson BYU Missouri
25 BYU 23.25 25 Oklahoma State North Carolina TCU BYU

The four rankings we use:

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The Associated Press Top 25: The longest-running and best-respected human poll. Didn't have any official bearing on the latter years of the BCS, and won't have any official bearing on the Playoff. Expect it to set the course for the committee, however, as most outlets (including SB Nation) will use the AP's rankings as the standard until the committee takes over in October. Usually comes out Sundays around 2 p.m. ET.

The USA Today Coaches Poll: Formerly part of the BCS, and now just a poll. It tends to be more conservative than the AP's. Though polling athletic departments in order to rank other athletic departments is dubious, we still want multiple human polls in here, and it's the other big one. Releases early Sunday afternoons.

Jeff Sagarin's Sagarin Rating: An early-morning insta-ranking that combines three of Sagarin's computer formulas into one. This is not the formula the BCS used, which excluded margin of victory.

Football Outsiders' F/+ rating: A synthesis of ratings by smart persons Bill Connelly and Brian Fremeau and our personal go-to overall team stat. It tends to come out later than the others.

Last week's composite Top 25:

Composite Average AP Coaches F/+ Sagarin
1 Oregon 2.25 1 Florida State (38) Florida State (51) Florida State Oregon
2 Oklahoma 3.5 2 Oregon (16) Alabama (1) Oregon Georgia
3 Alabama 4 3 Alabama (1) Oklahoma (3) Alabama Oklahoma
4 Florida State 5 4 Oklahoma (2) Oregon (6) Oklahoma Texas A&M
4 Georgia 5 5 Auburn Auburn Stanford Auburn
6 Auburn 5.5 6 Georgia (1) Georgia (1) Georgia LSU
7 Texas A&M 6.75 7 Texas A&M (2) Baylor Auburn Florida
8 LSU 8.5 8 Baylor Texas A&M Texas A&M Alabama
9 USC 10.5 9 USC LSU LSU Notre Dame
10 Notre Dame 10.75 10 LSU USC USC UCLA
11 Baylor 12 11 Notre Dame Notre Dame Michigan State Michigan State
11 Michigan State 12 12 UCLA UCLA Notre Dame Ohio State
11 Stanford 12 13 Michigan State Michigan State Baylor USC
14 UCLA 14.75 14 Ole Miss Arizona State Louisville Wisconsin
15 Ole Miss 15.75 15 Stanford Ole Miss Missouri Virginia Tech
16 Ohio State 17.25 16 Arizona State Stanford Ole Miss BYU
17 Virginia Tech 17.5 17 Virginia Tech Wisconsin Ohio State Florida State
17 Wisconsin 17.5 18 Wisconsin Ohio State South Carolina Ole Miss
19 Arizona State 19.75 19 Kansas State Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Arizona
20 Louisville 21.5 20 Missouri Kansas State Arizona State Baylor
21 South Carolina 22 21 Louisville Nebraska Wisconsin TCU
22 Missouri 22.25 22 Ohio State Missouri Oklahoma State UCF
23 BYU 23 23 Clemson South Carolina Clemson Stanford
24 Florida 23.75 24 South Carolina Clemson BYU Kansas State
25 Kansas State 24 25 BYU North Carolina UCLA Louisville